Air France Invites You To Celebrate Athletic Spirit As The Official Airline Sponsor Of The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

All are welcome to enter to win a trip to the Paris Marathon

Jan 28, 2016, 11:30 ET from Air France

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Air France invites everyone to join in the spirited weekend of the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, February 12-14, to support this year's participants as they cross the finish line. As the Official Airline sponsor, Air France will be giving away treats and prizes and will be cheering on runners with a special takeover of Mile 16.

Experience Air France
All are welcome to visit the Air France booth (#435) at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests will see the airline's new Business class seat on display. A cocoon in the sky, the new Business class seat has been designed to ensure optimal comfort and privacy with a fully flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger, and a multipurpose area that functions as a desk or table. Visitors may also enjoy an interactive photo booth and enter an online sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Paris Marathon including round-trip airfare in Economy from Los Angeles to Paris on Air France.

The airline will also have a tent at the LA BIG 5K at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 13, 2016 and at the post-Marathon Finish Festival, at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and 2nd Avenue after the marathon on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Both tents will boast a fun atmosphere while educating runners and spectators about Air France and its Flying Blue Running Club – a group started by Air France-KLM as part of their frequent flyer program for avid runners who participate in races around the globe.

Guests at any of the three events throughout the weekend will have an opportunity to enter to win a trip for two to the Paris Marathon on April 3, 2016.

At The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
In addition, to participating in the Finish Festival on marathon day, Air France will take over Mile 16 in front of the iconic City Hall building in Beverly Hills. Runners will get an instant boost of energy as DJ LAM will be spinning French music while a squad decked in berets and French flags cheer on the runners.

Schedule at a Glance

Date/Time

Event

Details

Open to the public

Friday, February 12,
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Health and Fitness Expo/ Booth 435

Discover the new Air France business class seat; interactive photo booth and French treats. Visitors may enter to win a trip to the Paris Marathon.

Yes

Saturday, February 13,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.





 

Saturday, February 13,
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Health and Fitness
Expo/ Booth 435

 

 




LA BIG 5K Festival

Discover the new Air
France business class
seat; interactive photo
booth and French treats.
Visitors may enter to win a
trip to the Paris Marathon.

 

Air France to host a party
tent featuring the Flying
Blue Running Club.

Yes

 

 


 



Yes

Sunday, February 14

 

 

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Air France at Mile 16

 


Air France at the Finish Festival 

DJ LAM will spin music as a crowd welcomes runners.

 

Runners and friends can join the party tent on the corner of Santa Monica and 2nd Avenue just a few blocks from the finish line.

Yes

 

 

Yes

Air France in Los Angeles

Air France offers several daily flights from Los Angeles to Paris, with direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle lasting approximately 10 hours and 45 minutes. As of June 2015, Air France offers its new and improved long-haul cabins on the Los Angeles-Paris route as part of a $500 million investment in new services. The Business class seat, designed to feel like a cocoon in the sky, offers a fully flat seat bed for more privacy, new wider 16 inch HD screens, and noise-reducing headphones. The Premium Economy and Economy classes have also been redesigned for optimum comfort and offer new seat cushions, more legroom, and wider tables.

About Flying Blue Running

Created in 2011, Air France's Flying Blue Running club set out to take its passengers' passion for running to the next level. Tips and tricks from trainers, in-depth information about the best running routes around the world and opportunities to connect and share experiences with others are all part of the Flying Blue Running club experience.

CONTACT:
Sarah Mahaney /Helen Ames
Finn Partners
646-741-0352 /212-715-1646
AirFrance@FinnPartners.com

SOURCE Air France